The Lark In The Blue Summer Sky jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Lark In The Blue Summer Sky has been added to 1 tune set.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Lark In The Blue Summer Sky
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:cAA EAA|cec dcd|~e3 efg|BGB ded|
cAA EAA|cec dcd|~e3 efg|1 BAA Aed:|2 BAA A3||
|:eaa aba|gef ~g3|age dcd|ecA Ged|
cAA EAA|cec dcd|~e3 efg|1 BAA A3:|2 BAA Aed||
2
X: 2
T: The Lark In The Blue Summer Sky
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|ed^c2 AA | BA^c Ace | zdA ^c^fe|^cAG Bcd |
|BG^c2 AA | BA^c Ace | zdA ^ced | BGA z2e |
|d^c2 AAB| A^cA ce2 | dA^c^fec | AGB^cdB |
|G^c2 AAB| A^cA ce2 | dA^c edB | GA2 z^fg |
|ag^f gfe| ^fed e2d | A^ce ecA | GB^c dBG |
|ag^f gfe| ^fed e2^c| A^ce dBG | A3- ^fga |
|g^fg fef| ede2- dA | ^cee cAG | B^cd BGa |
|g^fg fef| ede2-^cA | ^ced BGA | z6 ||

Five comments

The Lark in the Blue Summer Sky

I found this little gem on one of my old minidisc recordings of radio programme "Culan." Obviously it originally comes from "Re-joyce" CD, which features many rare tunes from Joyce Collection.

It seems this tune was notated in G major, but it sounds lovely in Amix as recorded.

This is one for Mix, one of our members with a fondness for the mode. Lovely tune slainte and a nice transcription/take, a pleasure to play… Now to go direct Mix here… 😉

Larks Rising

Nice submission Slainte - and thanks for the pointer, Ceol.

Not only is mixolydian my favourite mode, Ceol, but I would have to say that the lark is my favourite bird also! Nothing can be more uplifting to the soul than to hear these birds singing on moor or mountain on a bright spring (or summer) day…

It’s no wonder that the lark has been such an inspiration to musicians and poets through the ages. I’m almost tempted to compile a book of "lark" tunes and poems!

A phrase in this tune reminds me of a phrase in : "The Gander in the Pratie Hole". And it shares another characteristic with that tune as well - although essentially mixolydian - it seems to drifts in and out of the major as well.

A lovely wee tune

Is it scots - very much in there jigs style-
Nice Post -
jim,,

Atherney Lodge

This scots jig is very similar I think,,
jim,,,,,

X:1
T:
R:JIG
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:C
|ed^c2 AA | BA^c Ace | zdA ^c^fe|^cAG Bcd |
|BG^c2 AA | BA^c Ace | zdA ^ced | BGA z2e |
|d^c2 AAB| A^cA ce2 | dA^c^fec | AGB^cdB |
|G^c2 AAB| A^cA ce2 | dA^c edB | GA2 z^fg |
|ag^f gfe| ^fed e2d | A^ce ecA | GB^c dBG |
|ag^f gfe| ^fed e2^c| A^ce dBG | A3- ^fga |
|g^fg fef| ede2- dA | ^cee cAG | B^cd BGa |
|g^fg fef| ede2-^cA | ^ced BGA | z6 ||